Debbie Heemstra Novak
acrylic paint, metal, paper, photography
12 x 12 in.
My work speaks to me of people and places remembered, evoking feelings that are difficult to pinpoint, yet somehow safely familiar. In the work are photos left at thrift stores, jewelry lost in the street, or messages torn from notebooks.
Among the curiosities and good luck charms, I include my own photographs of empty places and lost souls. These collage works are my reflections on events involving human hearts and overheard conversations. Each one tells me exactly what it wants me to know.
© Debbie Heemstra Novak